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Oversight vs. Executive Privilege 2-22-07 - MP3
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The concepts of Congressional
Oversight and Executive Privilege both have a long history in the
government of the United States. But where is the dividing line
when Congress demands information, whether for executive branch
documents or the compelled testimony of executive branch officials,
and the President and his appointees claim Executive Privilege?
What is the legal test used to determine when a claim of Executive
Privilege is appropriate and when it is not? Under what circumstances
is this a political question and under what circumstances is this
a question which the courts may address?
- Mr. Chris Bartolomucci, Hogan & Hartson
- Mr. Douglas R. Cox, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
- Hon. Walter E. Dellinger III, O'Melveny & Myers and
Former Interim United States Solicitor General
- Dr. Louis Fisher, Constitutional Law Specialist, Law
Library of the Library of Congress
- Mr. M. Edward Whelan III, President, Ethics and Public
Policy Center (Moderator)
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007
Location: National Press Club